About Us

Mission Statement:

The mission and purpose of East Texans for Liberty is to affect public policy at local, state and national levels consistent with the core values of constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets, to attract, educate, organize, and activate people of all ages to become involved in civic affairs, preserve these values through political action, and to work cooperatively with other like-minded groups. 

ET4L Monthly Meetings:

2nd Monday of the month
Location:  Barbwire HALO Cowboy Church, 6761 State Highway 154 West, Gilmer, 75644. Note: GPS sends folks E rather than W.  The church is 6 miles W of Upshur County Courthouse.  Blinking light at FM 1795, church is up the hill on the left. 
Dinner (Complimentary):  6:30 PM
Program: 7:00 PM 

Open to the public.  Child/Student Friendly. 

No membership fees or dues to join.  Your information is safe with ET4L. 

Leadership Contacts

Stacy McMahan – Executive Director/President

Stacy is a founding member and the Executive Director of East Texans for Liberty.  She is the President of the Board of Directors and serves as the Director of Programs and Events, Media and Public Relations, and Website and Social Media.

A life-long constitutional conservative, Stacy’s passions include life, 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, Texas family values, and education. 

Stacy was part of Ted Cruz’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” the East Texas liaison for Governor Perry in 2012, has volunteered on many conservative campaigns throughout the years, and still does today. 

In 2012, Stacy was a Director for the ‘Get Out the Vote’ Campaign for the Republican Party of Gregg County. 

Stacy has been recognized for:

  • The Texas Federation of Republican Women Tribute to Women award in 2014;
  • The Republican Party of Texas Senate District 1 Volunteer of the Year in 2017; and 
  • The Champion of Freedom award from Grassroots America – We The People in 2019.
 

An eager delegate to the Texas Republican Party Convention, Stacy was elected as the Senate Nominations Committee Member for Senate District 1, in 2018.  In 2020, she was a delegate to a historical Congressional District 4 Special Election.  Stacy was honored to serve on the Rules Committee for the Special Election.  Currently, she is in her first term as the Republican Precinct Chair for Precinct 13 in Upshur. 

A native Texan, Stacy is a retired paralegal who enjoys time in her garden, singing in her church choir, and raising Nubian goats, with her husband Harry, since 2003, in Gilmer, Texas. They have 3 children.

Email:  StacyMcMahan.ET4L@gmail.com

Stacy McMahan

Tina Bryan- 1st Vice President

 

David Royer – 2nd Vice President

As a Board Member and the 2nd Vice President, David serves as the Education Committee Chair. 

A conservative leader with love for the good citizens of this great state, David’s passions include family values, religious freedom, economic development, and the Constitution of the United States.

David dedicated 25 years to the citizens of Upshur County in many ways.  As the EMS Director of Upshur County, David started the first Farm Rescue Program, START Triage Program, First Responder Program that trained volunteer firefighters as EMT’s, and was instrumental in obtaining grants to fund Jaws of Life tools for several VFD’s.  

David was a volunteer firefighter for 14-years.

A veteran paramedic, as the Texas Department of Health Advance Education Coordinator, David also taught EMT Paramedic programs in Upshur and Tyler.

David served as an American Heart Association ACLS Instructor Trainer, PALS IT and a CPR IT.

David is proud to have served on the boards on many organizations as President and as a Board Member, such as Emergency Medical Association, ETOG, American Ambulance Association, and Texas Ambulance Association, LEDCO, Longview Chamber, 911 Committee Chair, 911 Mapping Coordinator for Upshur County, Gilmer Lions Club, and many more.

David is devoted to help bring Economic Development to Upshur.  Through his years, he helped bring in two Economic Developers.

In addition to his many years of service to Upshur County, David is in his first term as the Republican Precinct Chair in Precinct 18, Upshur County.

A 50-year resident of Upshur, David is a fiscal conservative with his heart focused on protecting the taxpayer while consistently moving Upshur County forward. 

David enjoys ranching, camping, hunting, boating, and traveling this great country.  He is married to Wendy West and they have three children.  

Mary Anne Farrow – Secretary

Mary Anne is a founding member and serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary. Mary Anne has served as the committee chair for both Education and Caring for Texas committees. 

Mary Anne is a conservative, whose passions include pro-life, educational choice, and property tax reform. Mary Anne also has a soft spot for our amazing law enforcement, recently assisting in the outfitting of law enforcement officers in Upshur County with active shooter vests.

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mary Anne Farrow got to Texas as fast as she could! She is an Administrative Assistant with the Department of Family and Protective Services, specifically with Child Protective Services, and a fluent Spanish bilingual with a legal background.

In her spare time, she is a cantor and lector at her parish church, loves to garden, sing anytime, anywhere, and you will always catch her with a book in her hand. She loves being out in the country living the simple life, loves her animals and chickens, and adores her family. She also is a huge Harry Potter nerd!

Mary Anne has been married to best friend Richard Farrow for 30 years and they have 3 children and 1 granddaughter.

Mary Anne Farrow

Marty Rhymes – PAC Treasurer

Marty is on the Board of Directors and serves as the PAC Treasurer. 

As a long-time conservative, she believes in the values represented by the Republican Party’s strong constitutional conservative platform. Marty is a Pro-Life Christian that puts God first in all things.

Marty has worked on many candidate campaigns, as campaign director, ballot board judge, served on the Mighty Texas Strike Force, Victory Chairman for Gregg County, served as Vice Chair in Gregg County. She was appointed to serve on the Texas Funeral Service Commission by Gov. George W. Bush and reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry. Honored twice as Volunteer of the Year for SD1. Marty has been a delegate to the State Convention numerous times, and as a National Delegate. She has volunteered for many community services.

She is a fifth-generation Texan. She attended the University of Texas in Commerce and BMI Business School, has owned her own business. She is a widow with two adult sons, three grandchildren and lives in White Oak.

Marty Rhymes